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  • Former teacher, band director pleads guilty to sexual offenses

    Curtis Bennett, former Marion County High School teacher and band director, pled guilty to several sex offenses in Marion Circuit Court last week.
    Bennett was first arrested on Jan. 6, 2016, after an investigation found evidence of inappropriate activity between Bennett and a female student.
    At that time, he pled not guilty to the charges.
    On May 2, 2016, Bennett was indicted for 13 felony counts involving unlawful interaction with minors.

  • Man dies in freak mowing accident

    A Campbellsville man died last week after a tree fell on him while he was mowing on his property on Scotts Ridge Road near Raywick.
    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, at 11 a.m., Friday, May 19, deputies responded to 4429 Scotts Ridge Road after receiving a report of a body found in a wooded area.

  • Memorial Day celebration is May 28

    Major General Stephen R. Hogan, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Memorial Day celebration at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 28, at the Lebanon National Cemetery.

  • Kentucky Classic Arts presents ‘Always… Patsy Cline’
  • MCHS students’ report cards available for pickup

    Report cards are now available at Marion County High School. Parents can pick up their child’s report card during regular school hours. No report cards will be mailed.


  • Wheeler is new MCPS food service director

    Jennifer Wheeler will soon become the new food service director for Marion County Public Schools. Wheeler previously served as a long-time family consumer science teacher, an interventionist and an assistant principal at Marion County High School. She is currently working with Cathy Sparrow, current food service director, who is retiring this summer.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of the 2017-18 county budget on Thursday afternoon after having a two-hour special-called budget workshop meeting the night before. During the budget workshop meeting, magistrates discussed the budget, line by line, paying close attention to expenses.
    The Enterprise was not present at the special called budget meeting, but obtained a copy of the meeting’s minutes from Marion County Clerk Chad Mattingly. The following was noted:

  • Reopening Marion County’s history

    The Marion County Heritage Center will officially reopen Thursday, June 1. And, while the Marion County Historical Society has made several changes, additions and improvements to the center, rumors that the Turtleman exhibit has been removed are simply untrue. Marion County Historical Society President Lottie Robey said a California couple recently visited Marion County to learn more about Turtleman.
    “Turtleman is still strong,” she said with a laugh.

  • St. Francis man indicted for assault, intimidating a witness
  • Bumping up, getting out and getting ready

    Monday, May 15, was not a typical Monday for Marion County Public School students.
    For its elementary and middle school students, it was a day to “bump up” to the next grade level. For its graduating seniors, it was a day to get “life ready” and learn from local business leaders.
    “It was a day to remember for our students,” Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser wrote in an email.